FEBRUARY 17, 1997

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Parks Board sets meeting schedule

   The newly-formed Woodinville Parks and Recreation Commission recently adopted a meeting schedule through June 1997, agreeing to meet regularly at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of each month, along with several special meetings. The meetings are held upstairs in Room 25 at City Hall, 13205 NE 175th Street. Their next meeting date is Feb. 27. Additional meeting dates are Mar. 6, 13, and 27; Apr. 3, 10, and 24; May 1, 8, and 22; and June 5, 12, and 26. For more information, call 489-2700.

Arts and crafts at library

   The Fourth Annual Arts and Crafts Day at the Woodinville Library will be on Saturday, February 22nd, from 2 to 4 p.m. Children of all ages are invited to come for an afternoon of creativity and fun. This year's craft projects will include making fruit loop necklaces, kitchen magnets, scratch art, and origami. Admission and materials are free. The Arts and Crafts Day is sponsored by the Baha'is of Woodinville as part of their Intercalary Days celebration. The annual event is celebrated by the Worldwide Baha'i community from February 26-March 1, and is a special time set aside for hospitality, charity, and gift-giving.

Nobel Prize nominee to lecture

   The Colbert Lecture Series of Shoreline Community College brings Nobel Prize nominee Chai Ling to speak Feb. 25 at 8 p.m. in the gymnasium. Her topic will be "The Road to Freedom: Democracy in China." Chai Ling is best known for her efforts to bring political reform and democratic freedom to China in the late 1980s, including her participation in the Tiananmen Square student protest of 1989. General admission is $7, $6 for seniors and students, and $4 for children 14 and younger. For ticket information, call 546-4606.

Kalakala expert to speak

   Alan Stein of the Kalakala Foundation will speak at the Woodinville Historical meeting Feb. 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers. The Kalakala was a familiar sight for many years as the streamlined ferry plied the waters of Puget Sound from 1935 to 1967. At one time, it was considered the most modern ferry in the world. The foundation hopes to bring the boat back to the Seattle area. For information, call Gladys Berry at 483-8270 or Suzi Freeman at 483-9250.

Self-defense

   The Eastside Insurance Professionals will hold a self-defense class for women on Feb. 26 from 6-8 p.m. at the YMCA in Bothell. Cost per person is $20. Call 232-9870 by Feb. 19 to register.